[Bioc-devel] progress with BiocParallel::bpiterate

Martin Morgan mtmorg@n@b|oc @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Wed Nov 27 19:16:48 CET 2019

The rationale is that bpiterate() is used when the number of iterations is unknown (hence the length of the progress bar indeterminate...), whereas bplapply() is a more natural candidate for iteration when the length of the iteration is known... is bpiterate() providing functionality (REDUCE, maybe? that bplapply() does not?


On 11/27/19, 1:11 PM, "Bioc-devel on behalf of Robert Castelo" <bioc-devel-bounces using r-project.org on behalf of robert.castelo using upf.edu> wrote:

    the 'BiocParallel::bpiterate()' method shows progress through the 
    following call:
    setMethod("bpiterate", c("ANY", "ANY", "SerialParam"),
         function(ITER, FUN, ..., REDUCE, init, reduce.in.order = FALSE,
         progress <- .progress(active=bpprogressbar(BPPARAM), iterate=TRUE)
    where the argument 'iterate=TRUE' when calling '.progress()' leads this 
    function to show progress by a message
    "iteration: x"
    where 'x' is a number from 0 to 'ntasks' within its code. i'd like to 
    know whether there is a particular reason why 'bpiterate' should show 
    progress in such a way and whether it would be possible to parametrize 
    it to show progress in the same way other 'BiocParallel' methods do, 
    such as 'bplapply()', 'bpvec()', etc..., i.e., doing
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